Belair Kit Cutters are pleased to be accredited cutters for some of the modelling world's best designers. Their names are synonymous with quality, but for those not familiar with the names we thought a brief summary would be helpful.
JERRY BATES - Jerry has one of the largest portfolios of any designer. From single engine light aircraft to large multi engined aircraft, Jerry's plans are clear, well drafted and easy to work from. Building techniques are traditional and straightforward. Plans and accessories are available conveniently from Jerry's UK plan agent - Fighteraces - www.fighteraces.co.uk Click here to go to Jerry Bates' product page
WENDELL HOSTETLER - If you want large civil light aircraft and classic 30's Golden Era racers, then the well designed models of Hostetler are for you. Wendell simplifies construction, making his designs easy to build and the plans are well laid out and full of constructional detail. Wendell's designs are always good flyers, as beneficial deviations from scale have been made and they make an excellent introduction to large scale modelling. Click here to go to Wendell's product page
NICK ZIROLI - The Ziroli name has been associated with scale models for many decades now. The designs are equally at home at your club field as they are at prestigious scale contests. The basic structures use conventional modeling materials such as balsa and plywood, and the techniques are straightforward; easily accomplished by anyone with a little previous model building experience. Over the years, Ziroli designs have gained the enviable reputation for being among the most "flyable" giant-scale models available. Click here to go to Nick Ziroli's product page
DON SMITH - Don's portfolio of designs covers familiar designs, such as the Spitfire and Mustang, through to some obscure alternatives, like the Liberator, Henschel and a great selection of multi-engine aircraft. All his plans are well drafted, clear and show scale as well as constructional detail. Most plans are multi-sheet. We stock accessories for all designs. Click here to go to Don Smith's product page
DAVID ANDERSEN - US designers whose plans are very well drawn and contain a wealth of constructional and scale detail. His designs are top quality scale models and are a good choice for the modeller wishing to produce a true scale aircraft. Designs include some obscure WWII aircraft through to the Grumman Lynx. Plans are sold by Belair and downloadable step by step constructional articles, plus some scale documentation are available through the dowlnlaod section of our site. Click here to go to David's product page
VAILLY AVIATION - Roy Vaillancourt is a well know US designer and specialises in some of the most famous WWII designs , including the Hurricane, Tempest, Typhoon, FW190 in 2 scales, plus the less obvious Stinson L-5 and Cessna Bird Dog. Roy's plans are clear and show all construction details, plus scale features. All construction is traditional wood build. Click here to go to Vailly's product page
DAVE PLATT - UK born, but now based in Florida, USA, Dave is universally know as 'Mr Scale' and justifiably so. His designs are well drafted and the plans include lots of scale detail. Belair cut the full range of Dave's models and can supply genuine accessories too.
MEISTER SCALE - Meister scale have a justifiable reputation for producing easy to build and easy to fly scale Warbirds. The easy to follow plans make construction a simple process and as most feature semi-flat bottom section airfoils, they are amongst the easiest Warbirds to fly.
PHILLIP KENT - Phillip is a well known UK aeromodeller and model designer, creating some really different designs for smaller petrol engines or the popular Laser engines. Phillip's plans are clear and are easy to build. Plans and accessories are available from the designer. Visit Phillip Kent's designs by clicking here
TARVIN MODEL PRODUCTS - If you want to get out of the rut of building J3 Cub and Taylorcrafts, then try the unique range offered by Nigel Tarvin. Their designs cover a large range of classic aircraft and offer a truly different perspective. TMP handle the direct sale of plans and accessories - their details are http://www.tarvinmodelproducts.com Tel: 001 604-858-9867
KERRY STERNER - Want an all wood Jet? The Vampire and Vixen from Sterner are the models to turn to. Accurate and detailed CAD plans, contest proven and easy to assemble, the designs will reward the builder.
All the above designers are the best in their field and any modeller can choose their designs with confidence